More buses for Vic students

Melbourne university students can now rely on more regular bus services to attend classes

New high-frequency bus services to and from Melbourne’s universities started this week to coincide with the start of the first semester.

Melbourne, Monash, Deakin and La Trobe Universities all have new shuttle bus routes and services, the Victorian Government announced this week.

The new services coincide with this week’s International Welcome Festival, to help orientate new international university students with their new surroundings.

"The Andrews Labor Government is making public transport simpler and quicker to will allow students and staff to turn up and go," Victorian minister for public transport Jacinta Allan says.

"We’re making it easier for students and staff to get to and from train and bus hubs to where they study and work."

La Trobe University has a new bus service between Reservoir Station and the Bundoora Campus with a service every 10 minutes, between 7am and 7pm on week days.

"These new services will help thousands of Victorian students to get to and from classes without worrying about confusing timetables."

"We’re also improving public transport access to the Royal Women’s and Royal Melbourne Hospitals, particularly for regional areas."

Melbourne University students will benefit from additional bus services between Moonee Ponds and the campus, with more trips at peak hours and better connections with trains.

A new shuttle bus between Footscray Station and Melbourne University will also provide additional public transport links for staff and visitors to the Melbourne and Royal Women’s Hospitals.

Deakin University staff and students have a new service between Box Hill station and Deakin’s Burwood campus that operates every 20 minutes, and Box Hill TAFE’s Lilydale campus has a new service to Ringwood and Lilydale stations.

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